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Thursday, April 30, 2009

SPRING has SPRUNG in Michigan

I have now lived in Michigan for over 15 years. After growing up in the greater Seattle, Washington area I never fully appreciated spring like I do now. After the lonnnnnnng cold of winter starts leaving this area subtle signs begin to show themselves. This usually can be a very slow month to a month and a half long time.

Well, after 4 days last week in the uppers 80's, our trees and beds awoke up very fast. With just buds starting to pop, but Monday many of our trees began to flower. I wanted to make sure that I got them in peak performance for you. The fluffy white BRADFORD Pears are my all time favorite flowering tree. They are also a beautiful fall tree too. I gave you many shots of our front of the house.

Being an artist I think I LOVE semitry. I have always been in love with the front of our home. I love how the windows look and the shutters smile at me too! We live right smack in the middle of a very nice sub division, a 45 minute drive west of Detroit, or 15 minutes east of Ann Arbor.I have been told we live in farm land that has been converter to the burbs of Detroit/AnnArbor. And believe me, we still have dirt roads all around us. We do still see quit a variety of wild life, which I love. My first shot is of the front, smack on, of our home!
I had to go across the stree to get it all
This is of our Bradford Pear tree..isn't it gorgeous. There is a street not to far from us which is lined on both sides with these IS truly gorgeous right now!
Our Weeping Cherry..all done up in pink blossoms, just starting.

A closer look at the green foilage around our front.
Hyacinths and grape hyacinths are starting to show themselves in full color!

Last, these are PGM Rody's that have the prettiest lavendar/lilac color bloom. This is so spindly looking any other time but spring!
Hope you liked what you a couple of weeks from now these will be but a memory..but I will be able to come back to this post and just remember...


Allidink said...

I'm so glad Spring has come to you now! Those trees really are pretty! I have never seen one like the pear tree. :)

All the best,

Connie said...

It's gorgeous, honey! I wish our spring would hurry up a bit. Things are just now starting to get leaves on them.

vickie said...

Wow Lorena, the trees are gorgeous!! Must make you very happy to see them in bloom after such a hard winter.

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness you sound like me here in the Northeast. When we got that 80 degree weather this week I was dancin' in the street!! (Not actually!!)
Any way we were all doing the HAPPY DANCE!!
Enjoy Spring!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Lorena,
I am so glad that Spring has arrived for you in my old home state. Your bradford pear is gorgeous. The bradford pear around here have bloomed a month ago and now full green. I guess we are a little ahead of your area.

I always love seeing your home. It is so charming and welcoming. Your Spring gardens are just gorgeous. I love the hyacinth.

Thank you for sharing a bit of your Spring gardens.
Yes, we continue to keep you in our prayers, and like you said, all will work out. I know there will be many blessings along the way. God has a plan and I know HE is working it.

Love you and have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Katie said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Love the blossoms of course, but your house, oh my it's just stunning!

Rebecca said...

Eee Gads...I think I just might faint! This is a gorgeous home...truly beautiful! I absolutely love it!

xo to you sweets!



Your home looks so lovely and HUGH!!!
THe trees and bushes are getting ready to bloom here...seem to be later this spring. Soon the lilacs and lily of the valley will be blooming.
Take care!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Sweet Lorena! Your house is truly breath-taking, both inside AND out! Love how y'all have landscaped it, too! What kind of building is behind the car in the driveway? We've got a Bradford Pear, too, & they are so pretty when they start blooming!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

rosechicfriends said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words about our humble abode! We feel very blessed and fortunate to live here!